DWI Attorney MD
A DWI conviction can have a severe impact on a person’s personal and professional life. In some cases, a conviction may even mean time in jail, along with the loss of driving privileges and hefty fines. If the person has more than one drunk driving conviction, they can be charged with a felony, which has even more severe consequences if convicted. Even when you are finally able to get your license back, the costs for that, along with the astronomical insurance premiums, make a DWI conviction a very expensive experience.
One of the most common questions the DWI attorney MD trusts to handle their cases are asked is if there are ways to beat a conviction or is it always just a done deal when you are arrested for drunk driving that you will also be convicted.
At The Law Firm of Frederick J. Brynn, P.C., we have successfully defended many DWI clients against these charges and may be able to help you. To find out how, contact our firm to set up a consultation with one of our seasoned DWI attorneys in MD.
How to Fight DWI Charges
There are many ways a DWI attorney from our MD office can fight drunk driving charges and win. One of the first things your attorney will do is to examine every step the police took from the time they pulled you over until the time they charged you. Your attorney will look to see if the officer followed all of the proper procedures that are required under the law when they stopped your vehicle. Your attorney will examine the case to make sure that police did not violate any of your constitutional rights.
For example, the Fourth Amendment protects all citizens from illegal search and seizures. It is not uncommon for police to pull a driver over when there was no probable cause to do so. If the driver was obeying the speed limit and did not exhibit any behaviors that would indicate they should be stopped, the officer did not have probable cause to stop the vehicle. Therefore, under the law, anything the officer found subsequent, like the fact the driver had been drinking, could be challenged. The charges would then be dismissed. The same would apply for any search the officer performed on the driver or the vehicle. If criminal charges resulted from the search, they could be challenged under the same circumstances.
A MD DWI attorney can also use other methods to get the charges dropped. How reliable was the breathalyzer that was used for testing or questioning the credibility of the police officer that stopped you. What type of history does he have when it comes to illegal traffic stops? Did you pass field sobriety testing? There are multiple ways your attorney can question the evidence the prosecutor is presenting against you in order to raise reasonable doubt as to whether or not the charges are valid ones.
If you have been charged with a DWI, it is important you speak with the experienced and dedicated DWI attorney MD trusts from The Law Firm of Frederick J. Brynn, P.C. Contact a DWI attorney today to schedule a consultation.